Naughty Dog has "long term plans" for content and support for Uncharted 3's multiplayer mode, which made the bold transition to free-to-play on Tuesday.
That's according to Uncharted 3 game director Justin Richmond, who said the developer "isn't sending this version out to die".
"Uncharted 3 has had great success compared to Uncharted 2, and we hope that the Free-To-Play version will keep that going," he told the PS Blog. "We aren't just sending this version out to die, either. We have long term plans in terms of content releases and support as we move forward."
Richmond also promised little change for existing players, and that 'a few surprises' are in store for those who already owned the full retail game.
"The current players will experience no difference in their gameplay at all, other than an influx of new players in the system. As a thank you for supporting the game, we will also be giving out a few surprises for players that have been playing the full retail disc before the Free-To-Play version was released," he said.
"The only real transition is that we will be resetting the leaderboards in the interest of starting fresh with the new player base."
When pressed on the possibility of Naughty Dog's next game, The Last of Us, having a free-to-play multiplayer option, Richmond said, "I can't really comment on The Last of Us right now, as we are still actively working on it. But I will say that if this endeavor goes well, it is something we will certainly be looking at for future products."